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Additional Training

Welcome to Additional Training! This page covers everything training and development wise outside of completing SAIT qualifications and completing the Certificate of Proficiency and Wood Badge.

Axe and Log Program

The Axe and Log Program or Certificate of Higher Adult Leadership is a form of additional training that is offered post-completion of a member's Wood Badge. This form of additional training is assessed by the Branch Adult Training and Development Team and formally signed off as completed by the National Commissioner of Adult Training and Development. Rover Scouts who complete this qualification are presented with their Certificate of Higher Adult Leadership and a gold Axe and Log pin that is attached to their Wood Beads to be worn. 

To complete the Axe and Log Program, participants must have obtained their Wood Badge before they can start. Completing the Axe and Log will then require the individual to complete:
- One of the Diplomas that Scouts Australia offers through the Scouts Australia Institute of Training. 
- Two Self-Paced Workbooks. These workbooks are Scouting Proficiency Fundamentals and Scouting Proficiency Programming. 

The Scouting Proficiency Fundamentals workbook looks at "promote and review enterprise skills, knowledge and values", whereas the Scouting Proficiency Programming workbook looks at "develop, implement and evaluate strategies for leadership programs". 

To find out more information about the Axe and Log Program, email the Branch Commissioner of Adult Training and Development at or to learn more about completing the diplomas refer to the Scouts Australia Institute of Training page.


First Aid Courses

Scouts WA offers First Aid training for all its members through external providers (like Saint John's Ambulance) allowing them to obtain this nationally accredited qualification at a fraction of the cost. To see upcoming training dates; refer to the MyScout calendar to see what is on offer.

Once a member has completed a recognised first aid course, they can send their certificate through to and get it add to their record, and also be allowed to wear the green first aid badge. 


Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid training is another additional training item that Scouts WA offers. This style of training has different components involved in order to complete the qualification. To complete your Mental Health First Aid Training, a member will need to complete:
- The single e-learning module that is sent out prior to the course. 
- Attend a 2hour Course
- Complete a post-course workbook assessment. 


Completion will get this qualification added to your training record and will allow you to wear the Mental Health First badge. 

This training is completely free for all members to complete, and is offered through the Scouts WA Adult Training and Development team. If a member chooses; post-course they can be formally recognised with two additional units of competency in VET. These units being CHCCCS019 Recognise and Respond to Crisis Situations and BSBRKS401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes. These can be completed through the recognition of prior learning process that SAIT uses for all registered members. 

To learn about completing the two VET Units of Competency check out the Scouts Australia Institute of Training page. 

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Development Courses

Didn't see anything that intrigued you? Got an idea for a development workshop or want to see a specific workshop? 

Let the WA Rover Council Training and Development Officer know so that they can either assist you in what you are looking for, or provide and create a development opportunity for the whole of WA Rovers that previous hasn't existed! You can contact them at

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